On May 28, 2019, a federal jury returned a verdict awarding 1,000 dollars to each of the 68,000 class members whose criminal history was made publicly available online. This blog entry provides an overview of the case.
Continue Reading Pennsylvania County Hit with 68 Million Dollar Verdict in Statutory Damages After Violating Privacy Interests

On May 29, 2019, Nevada’s governor approved SB 220, which provides amendments to an existing law that requires operators of websites and online services to post a notice on their website regarding their privacy practices. This blog entry provides a summary of the Amendment Bill.
Continue Reading Nevada Law Provides Consumers with Limited Right to Opt Out of Sale

On April 15, 2019, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office issued for public consultation a draft code of practice that, once in effect, will regulate the provision of online services likely to be accessed by children in the UK. This blog entry provides an overview of the draft code.
Continue Reading Age Appropriate Design: ICO Issues Draft Code of Practice for Online Services Used by Children

On April 24, 2019, the Federal Trade Commission announced two data security cases involving online operators that were alleged to have failed to take reasonable steps to secure consumers’ data, which allowed hackers to breach both websites.
Continue Reading FTC Settles with Two Online Operators for Failing to Secure Customers’ Data

On April 12, 2019, the European Data Protection Board published draft guidelines 2/2019 on the processing of personal data in the context of the provision of online services to data subjects. This blog entry provides an overview of the Guidelines.
Continue Reading EDPB Publishes Guidelines on the Contractual Legal Basis for Data Processing of Online Services